Players to watch in 2017


Keaton Upshaw

Keaton Upshaw


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Drew Kline

Drew Kline


Amanda Wilson | The Lima News

Seth Conley


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Chase Sumner


Amanda Wilson | The Lima News

Austin Giesige


Don Speck | The Lima News

Richie Knowlton


Don Speck | The Lima News

Dakota Bricker


Don Speck | The Lima News

Chris Picker


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Isaac McAdams


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Brenen Auer


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Jason Moots


Courtesy of Kenton Times

Dakota Dunifon


Courtesy of Kenton Times

KEATON UPSHAW

Lima Senior

(6-7, 207, Senior)

Wide Receiver

Upshaw, a second team All-Ohio player and first-team All-Northwest Ohio and All Three Rivers Athletic Conference, has already committed to the University of Kentucky. The Spartan senior is looking to build on his 48 catches for 758 yards in 2016 and with Jaden Walker gone, Upshaw is expected to make a bigger impact.

DREW KLINE

Crestview

(5-9, 150, junior)

quaterback

As a sophomore the Knight signal caller was the catalyst of the Crestview offense. A first-team All Northwest Ohio and first-team all Northwest conference team, Kline passed for 1,261 yards and 15 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Kline also rushed for 1,171 yards and 21 touchdowns.

CHASE SUMNER

Ada

(5-9, 143, senior)

Defensive back, wide receiver

Summer, who is a threat on both offense and defense, was a first-team selection as a receiver and defensive back in the Northwest Conference. A first team All-Northwest Ohio and second team All-Ohio selection, Summers caught 81 balls for 1,007 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, he recorded 106 tackles and two interceptions in 2016.

AUSTIN GIESEGE

St. Marys

(6-0, 220, senior)

Linebacker

Giesege spearheaded the vaunted St. Marys defense and recorded 98 tackles with 18 tackles for loss. The first-team all-WBL selection and second team all-Northwest Ohio choice, recorded five sacks two fumble recoveries and three pass breakups.

RICHIE KNOWLTON

Ottawa-Glandorf

(6-1, 180, senior)

Wide Receiver

Mr. Reliable for Ottawa-Glandorf, the Titan senior was a first team all-WBL selection and a first-team All-Northwest Ohio choice. Knowlton grabbed 40 receptions and 828 yards and six touchdowns.

SHANE CONLEY

Ada

(5-11, 180, senior)

Quarterback

Since starting as a freshman Conley has put up huge number as the Bulldog signal caller. Last year, he threw for 3,075 yards and 32 touchdowns with seven interceptions. Conley was a second team- ALL-NWC pick behind Kline and second team all-Northwest district choice. For his career he has passed for 7,532 and 70 career touchdowns.

DAKOTA DUNIFON

Upper Scioto Valley

(6-1, 220, Offensive, defensive line)

Dunfon is a force on both sides of the ball. As an offensive lineman Dunifon was the anchor on the USV line and on defense he recorded 17 sacks and was a first-team all-NWCC selection on both offense and defense and was a second team all-Northwest ohio honoree.

Brenen Auer

Delphos Jefferson

(5-8, 170, senior)

Defensive line

Now that Hunter Binkley graduated, it is time from Auer to step in the lead back for the Wildcats. As a junior, Auer rushed for more than 900 yards and gained more than 250 receiving yards with 18 total touchdowns. Auer can also do it on defensive as one of top linebackers in the NWC with 73 tackles and four interceptions.

Dakota Bricker

Bluffton

(5-7. 158, senior)

running back

Bricker racked up more than 1,200 yards for the Pirates last year and he is expected to be a force again in Bluffton’s triple auction attack. On defense. Bricker led the team in interceptions. Bricker was a second-team All-Northwest as a defensive back.

CHRIS PICKER

Spencerville

(5-9, 200, senior)

Running back

With Calvin Wilson loss to graduation, Chris Picker, who was second on the team in rushing with 899 yards and 12 touchdowns during the regular season, will look to be the featured back in the Spencerville’s running game.

JASON MOOTS

Upper Scioto Valley

(5-9, 150, senior)

Quarterback

Jason Moots, who was a major factor in the Rams winning the NWCC and making the playoffs for the first time in school history, returns after being named first-team, All-NWCC. Moots, a dual threat quarterback, passed for 1,287 yards and 17 touchdowns and ran for 581 yards and eight touchdowns.

ISAAC McADAMS

(6-3, 200 lbs. Senior)

Elida

quarterback

Isaac McAdams passed for more than 2,200 yards and threw for 27 touchdowns. He also rushed for 357 yards and three touchdowns. He was a second-team, All-WBL selection and with another year under his belt he is looking to improve on those numbers this year.

Keaton Upshaw
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_LSH-vs-Clay-RP-005-.jpgKeaton Upshaw Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Drew Kline
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_Kline.jpgDrew Kline Amanda Wilson | The Lima News
Seth Conley
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_Ada-vs-Fort-RP-003-.jpgSeth Conley Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Chase Sumner
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_adalcc-September-10-20166.jpgChase Sumner Amanda Wilson | The Lima News
Austin Giesige
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_Austin-.jpgAustin Giesige Don Speck | The Lima News
Richie Knowlton
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_Wapak-FB-vs-OG-DS2-1.jpgRichie Knowlton Don Speck | The Lima News
Dakota Bricker
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_bricker_dakota-1.jpgDakota Bricker Don Speck | The Lima News
Chris Picker
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_Picker.jpgChris Picker Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Isaac McAdams
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_Elida-vs-Shawnee-SA_2.jpgIsaac McAdams Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Brenen Auer
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_Auer2.jpgBrenen Auer Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Jason Moots
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_Moots.jpgJason Moots Courtesy of Kenton Times
Dakota Dunifon
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_Dunifon.jpgDakota Dunifon Courtesy of Kenton Times

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